Chapter 1


Question 1

Which of the following could eventually change the historical status of nursing as a female-dominated profession?

More men graduating from baccalaureate and higher degree programs

The proportion of men in nursing beginning to increase

More male graduates of basic nursing programs entering the workplace

Salary compensation increasing to attract more men

Question 2

The racial and ethnic composition of the nursing profession will change to more accurately reflect the population as a whole when

the increased numbers of racial and ethnic minorities enrolled in educational programs graduate and begin to practice.

the number of Asians or Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islanders begins to increase.

the percentage of African-American and Hispanic nurses decreases more than the percentage of white nurses.

the nonwhite portion of the general population decreases.